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MTA Adds Extra Buses to M15 Express Route, Report Says

By Nicole Bode | October 20, 2010 7:48am
The faster buses may not be so fast after wall.
The faster buses may not be so fast after wall.
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By Nicole Bode

DNAinfo Senior Editor

MANHATTAN — The newly-revamped M15 express bus service hammered by commuters for being too slow is getting some backup, according to the Daily News.

The M15 Select Bus Service, which travels along the regular M15 route but makes fewer stops and uses different boarding tickets, got an additional three buses per day starting on Wednesday, according to the News.

The added buses came a day after the express line's official launch was blasted by straphangers, who interrupted a press conference with Upper East Side Assemblyman Jonathan Bing to say they'd been waiting 20 minutes for their bus. Once the bus arrived, it was so packed, Bing was unable to board it.

The MTA has also changed the rules to allow riders waiting for the express bus to use their same bus pass to ride the local bus, the News reported. Previously, express bus ticket holders were barred from using the local.